Saturday, August 15, 2009

6 city cops nominated for President’s award

Express News Service
Posted: Aug 15, 2009 at 0213 hrs IST

Pune As many as six police officers from the city have been nominated for the President’s Police award for meritorious service. In all, 30 police officers from the state have been nominated for the award.
The officers from Pune are additional director general and state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief SPS Yadav, inspector Bhanupratap Shankar Barge of Foreigners Registration Office of Pune city police, inspector Mahadev Shripati Gawade of traffic control branch, Pune city police, assistant sub-inspector Shankar Dhondiba Pendhe, traffic control branch, Pune city, head constable Bansi Ramchandra Dalimbe of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and head constable Ram Anantrao Landge, SRPF, Group II.

CID chief Yadav, an IPS officer, has been chosen the President’s police award for distinguished service. He is among the three top police officers in the state police who have been nominated for the award. “I am thankful to senior officers, especially Director DGP SS Virk for considering me,” Yadav said.

Inspector Barge, who was part of many sensational police operations against terrorists and underworld gangs, has so far received 170 rewards. He had sustained a bullet injury during an operation at Bhandup, Mumbai, in March 1992, in which five terrorists were killed. He was also instrumental in the arrest of four KLF terrorists at Dahisar check naka in May 1992. He has earlier received reward for his role in the Lokhandwala shootout in November 1991, in which seven dreaded gangsters of the Dawood Ibrahim gang were killed. In Pune, he arrested of two ISI agents. Inspector Gawade started his career in 1988. He has served the Dharavi police station in Mumbai and also worked in Satara district for 10 years. Assistant sub-inspector Pendhe joined the service in 1977. He is known for his skills in English, stenography and his ability to correspond independently in Marathi.

Constable Dalimbe joined the police force in 1977. He has received 215 rewards, including the insignia award from the DGP. Constable Landge, who joined the force in 1982 has served in the Naxal-prone areas of Gadhchiroli, Gondhia and Chandrapur.

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